26 Mayıs 2018 Cumartesi

Possible Roman Military Outpost's Ruins Found in Eastern Anatolia

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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 26 May 2018)

Bayburtta arkeolojik alan tespit edildi
        Another brick in the archeological wall.

Five kilometers from Yeniköy village, near the center of Bayburt
province, ruins have been found that date back thousands of years.
Bayburt University Prof. Dr. Süleyman Çiğdem stated that the
ruins in question cover 5 hectares (5 x 2.5 = 12.5 acres) and
resemble those at the Satala Antique City in nearby Gümüşhane,
where there was a Roman Empire military garrison.

roman empire anatolia map ile ilgili görsel sonucu
The eastern extent of the Roman Empire is where Bayburt
and Gümüşhane are located today.

Prof. Çiğdem explained that he is especially interested in the wall
at the northwest portion of the area because "the wall is made of
rubble and stones, without mortar, and is about 15 meters long and
about 3 meters thick, which indicates that it was a defensive structure.
Normally, fortress walls are thicker than 1 meter, but a 3-meter thick
wall indicates that this was a very important defensive position."

According to Prof. Çiğdem, no archeological evidence has yet
been found that would pinpoint the date of the ruins but he
noted that "we know that walls were built in this region without
mortar as of the Early Iron Age (after about 500 B.C.). There is
a road from Roman times along the Saruhan Fortress-Alavu Düzü-
Otlukbeli route and these ruins may be related. Time and further
studies will tell us."

gümüşhane bayburt haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Satala is located near Kelkit, south of Gümüşhane. The 
newly-found ruins are near Bayburt, as are those at
Saruhan Fortress, Alavu Düzü and Otlubeli.


Women Under Siege, Even by Accident


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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 26 May 2018)

Tekirdağda doldur-boşalt dehşeti Selin hayatını kaybetti
Guns + Women = Tragedy, over and over again, daily.

In Tekirdağ, Hayati Darıcı (45) accidentally shot and killed his
sister-in-law's daughter while he was reloading his revolver. 
Selin Buse Balcı (21) was visiting Darıcı's house at the time of
the incident.  When Balcı's former fiancé arrived at the house an
argument erupted. 

In order to scare the unwanted fiancé, Darıcı went out on the
balcony and fired his gun into the air.  He then came back in the
house, but as he was reloading his gun it went off, hitting Balcı
in the back.  The young woman was taken to a hospital, where
she died.  Darıcı was taken into custody and arrested for causing
a death by negligence.

tekirdağ haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

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türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 26 May 2018)

seher çetintaş ile ilgili görsel sonucu
                           Beauty and The Beast

In Küçükçekmece, Istanbul, Seher Çetintaş (34), the mother of
two children, got divorced 5 months ago.  At her job at a textile
factory, Çetintaş had to continually rebuff advances from her
co-worker Ahmet Kalender but Kalender persisted, harassing
and threatening Çetintaş.

At one point, Kalender gave Çetintaş a black eye and referred
threateningly to her children.  Çetintaş, though, was too scared
to go to the police.  In an effort to convince Kalender to leave her
alone the two met at a café in Küçükçekmece the evening
before last.  Çetintaş told Kalender "leave me and my family
alone. I don't want to see you ever again." 

After Çetintaş left the café, Kalender followed her out to the
street and shot her multiple times, killing her on the spot.
A policeman sitting in the same café heard the gunshots and
captured the fleeing Kalender, who was then taken to jail.

küçükçekmece haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Küçükçekmece is in the center of the map, on the shore.



25 Mayıs 2018 Cuma

Batman's Mean Girls


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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 25 May 2018)


                          They're clueless.

In Batman, three women aged between 20 and 25 stormed the
office of  İ.D. (18), claiming that she was spreading gossip
about them.  On 14 May, R.Y., E. and another woman went
to İ.D.'s office, beat her and cursed at her.  The three attackers
took İ.D. to the ladies room and tried to take off her clothes.
They threatened İ.D. with a knife and cut lines on her face.

mean girls ile ilgili görsel sonucu
"Batman Meets Mean Girls" coming soon!

 The three attackers recorded the entire episode and posted it
on their social media accounts with the title "lesson". 
Afterwards, İ.D. related that "accusing me of gossiping about
them, they stormed my office and threatened me.  I was too
scared to file a complaint with the police but now I will.  They
said to me 'when we come the next time we'll come with a
gun.'"

batgirl ile ilgili görsel sonucu
        What would Batgirl do?

E., who asserted that only she beat İ.D., asserted that "I don't
regret it. I'd do it again even if I face a 40-year jail term
because I won't forgive anyone who says such things about
me."  The three attackers were taken into custody by police
last night and brought to jail.

batman haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

"Lovers Rectangle" in Theaters Soon


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(Milliyet Newspaper, 25 May 2018)

İntikamın böylesi
And you wondered where all those ridiculous romantic
comedy movie plots come from...

B.G (34), who lives in Sincan, Ankara, learned that her
husband of 13 years, M.D. (36), was having an affair with
S.A. (30), the married mother of one child, who lives in
Nazilli, Aydın province.  When B.G. checked her husband's
cellphone and found pictures of M.D. and S.A. together in
Nazilli, she was certain. 

So B.G. searched social media, contacted S.A.'s husband
A.A. (33) and sent the photos to him, too.  Once again, B.G.
checked M.D.'s cellphone and found Whatsapp conversations
revealing that M.D. and S.A. planned to meet again.  She
informed A.A., who advised his wife's family that she was
having an affair.  The family came and took the couple's
daughter to their home.

Meanwhile, A.A. hatched a plan, telling his friends about
the situation, and he waited for M.D. to show up.  A.A. saw
that M.D. had come from Ankara and was waiting on the
street for A.A. to leave his house.  A.A. then left as if he
was going somewhere and M.D. started to enter the
apartment.

However, M.D. noticed A.A. laying in wait and tried to
flee.  A scuffle between the two, joined by A.A.'s friends,
ensued but M.D. got away from them and headed for the
garden of a nearby school.   M.D. got snagged on the school's
fence, though, and a teacher called the police, who arrived
to rescue M.D. from his predicament.

In the course of all this, B.G. and M.D. got divorced.

 ankara aydın haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Professor Flunks Common Sense Test


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(Sözcü Newspaper, 24 May 2018)

profesörü de dolandırmış ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Unlikely dua cross paths. Absent-minded professor
and internet singing sensation (not her day job).

A gang that includes Seda Sular, known on social media as
'Seda Tripkolik', bilked famous literature professor Cevat Çapan.
On 13 May gang members phoned Çapan identifying themselves
as police officers.  Çapan was told that the money in his bank
accounts was being used by terrorists so the 'police' instructed
Çapan to withdraw the money and give it to them for examination.

Çapan then withdrew the money (!) and gave $50,000 and
80,000 TL (about $20,000) to a courier, who delivered the
money to Seda Sular.  After getting the money, Sular sent it to
the account of gang leader M.T. in Şanlıurfa.  However, police
got wind of the activity, contacted the bank and blocked the
transfer.

istanbul şanlıurfa map ile ilgili görsel sonucu